Definition of Ranitidine

1. Noun. A histamine blocker and antacid (trade name Zantac) used to treat peptic ulcers and gastritis and esophageal reflux.

Exact synonyms: Zantac
Generic synonyms: Histamine Blocker, Alkaliser, Alkalizer, Antacid, Antiacid, Gastric Antacid
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Ranitidine

1. Noun. (pharmacology) A furan which blocks the histamine H2-receptors, to prevent the secretion of gastric acid. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Ranitidine

1. A non-imidazole blocker of those histamine receptors that mediate gastric secretion (h2 receptors). It is used to treat gastrointestinal ulcers. Pharmacological action: anti-ulcer agents, histamine h2 antagonists. Chemical name: 1,1-Ethenediamine, N-(2-(((5-((dimethylamino)methyl)-2-furanyl)methyl)thio)ethyl)-N'-methyl-2-nitro- (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Ranitidine

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"(Treatment of gastric ulcer with ranitidine: comparison of a single 300 mg dose at night with 150 mg twice a day.) Revista do Hospital das Clínicas: ..."

2. Health Benefits of Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"... A., MAHONEY, K. A comparative trial of ranitidine 300 mg at night with ranitidine 150 mg twice daily in the treatment of duodenal and gastric ulcer. ..."

3. Pharmaceutical Patent Issues: Interpreting Gatt: Congressional Hearings by Orrin G. Hatch (2000)
"18-703 for ranitidine on March 9, 1982. FDA approved the NDA on June 9, 1983. ... The ranitidine compound, sold by Glaxo under the brand name "Zantac," has ..."

4. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"Sandmark S, Carlsson R, Pausa O, Lundell L. Omeprazole or ranitidine in thè treatment of reflux esophagitis: results of a double- blind, randomized, ..."

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